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Gas canister group buy

Post by goodgnus » Nov 09 2015 9:25 pm

Is anyone interested in a gas canister group buy?

I have access to Primus, Coleman Outlander, Optimus, Burton, Olicamp, Jetboil/Jetpower and MSR canisters.

I can order as much as 50# shipped in a single box. Freight + a $28.50 hazmat fee on top. I think I can eat the shipping and hazmat fee and sell at retail price with tax included.

Price varies on brand but Jetboil canisters are $5.99/100g, $6.99/230g and $9.99/450g.

Let me know!

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by chumley » Nov 09 2015 11:10 pm

Hey goodgnus-

I've never participated in a group buy before. What's the benefit? Looks like the prices you mention are pretty much in line with what I would pay if I bought them on Amazon. :-k
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by goodgnus » Nov 09 2015 11:20 pm

@chumley

A 100g jetboil on amazon is $10.77 + 4.99 shipping. That's nearly 3 times the price.

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by chumley » Nov 09 2015 11:57 pm

Cool. So I can get a 100g jetboil canister from you for $5.99?

How many people have to sign up to make that possible?
Do you send them to all of us for free, or does shipping cost extra in a group buy too?
Would the price that each person pays change depending on how many people participate?
Would we pay you or somebody else, and by what method? ... credit, paypal?
Is the group buy organized through an individual (you?) or a 3rd party website?

Thanks for clarifying the details. As I mentioned earlier, this is new to me.
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by goodgnus » Nov 10 2015 8:14 am

Yes, retail pricing with tax included. Ideally I fill a box to as close as 50# as possible. This would probably be 40 to 60 canisters. My portion would probably comprise 4 to 6 canisters so we'd need 9 more people at that same qty.

I am not offering re-shipping, due to hazmat regulations. Canisters would need to be picked up in downtown Tempe any day of the week at the business I manage.

Payment would be made in advance via PayPal. This is typical of a group buy. I need payment from the majority of the people so I'm not stuck with 40+ canisters.

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by Dave1 » Nov 10 2015 8:58 am

Have prices gone up a lot on these? I bought some Jetboil 100g cans at Sports Authority maybe 1-2 years ago for 3.99.
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by trekkin_gecko » Nov 10 2015 9:11 am

i've recently seen the 100g for 4.99
12 at cabela's: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Jetboil- ... 195406.uts
am i missing something?

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by goodgnus » Nov 10 2015 9:13 am

@Dave1

Hazmat shipping has become a big deal recently, carriers are enforcing it and penalties for non compliance are stiff. This is what's driving up the cost. I haven't checked local prices, but I suspect whatever they are, theyre being sold at little to no profit. Even if I want to order a single canister from my supplier, there's a $28.50 hazmat fee. So I just thought I'd see if there's any interest in a group buy to distribute the cost.

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by goodgnus » Nov 10 2015 9:15 am

@trekkin gecko

With shipping at $10.95 and a $20 hazmat fee at cabelas, a 12 pack of 100 gram becomes $85.94 before sales tax. That's $7.16 a canister pre tax.

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by rcorfman » Nov 10 2015 9:59 am

But I can buy them locally for a lot less. Why do this?
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 10 2015 10:08 am

That's what I've been wondering. I always get the mid-size one, I guess that's the 230, and never pay more than about 5 or 6 bucks. There are several off-brands available via the big chain stores, such as Big 5, which are pretty cheap, and work just fine. But I paid 5.99 for a 230 at Peace Surplus recently, and it was top-brand MSR in the red can.
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by trekkin_gecko » Nov 10 2015 10:11 am

@goodgnus
I was thinking more along the lines of actually going to cabela's
not that I need a dozen fuel canisters
pretty sure az hiking shack has them for 4.99, and the 230g for 5.99
the hazardous goods surcharge does add significantly to the cost of fuel if you order it on line

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by chumley » Nov 10 2015 10:49 am

@goodgnus
Thanks for the info. Seems to be a concept that would work best for something I use more frequently or has a higher cost to begin with. Typically I buy 2-3 canisters a year (they last a surprisingly long time!), and I get them at a local bricks and mortar retailer. I'm sure a bulk purchase could save a couple of bucks, but it doesn't seem to make sense to me for this item.

Thanks for the intro to group buying though. I didn't realize it was a thing.
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by hikeaz » Nov 10 2015 11:33 am

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by chumley » Nov 10 2015 11:57 am

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Nov 10 2015 12:36 pm

When I first saw this subject and read "Gas canister group" I thought you all were discussing some kind of a rock music group. :scared: :sl:
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by Sredfield » Nov 10 2015 5:00 pm

@chumley
My thoughts as well. Watching the video where he is scavenging parts, it hit me: Just buy the *(&)^ thing! It kills me that I can't get fuel for my old GAZ stoves; and I've been obsessing over that forever. So just buy a new one that has a fuel supply already! I've gotten my $30 worth out of it.
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by trekkin_gecko » Nov 10 2015 5:05 pm

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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by chumley » Nov 16 2015 10:03 pm

I was at REI tonight and noticed that jetboil canisters are only $4.95. SnowPeak canisters were $4.50. REI isn't exactly famous for the lowest prices out there so I think you could probably find them for less at other retail stores.

Seems like this particular group buy wouldn't be a very smart choice. :M2C:
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Re: Gas canister group buy

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 17 2015 4:49 am

@chumley
It was a spam post, I think. Guy never came back, doesn't hike, has no other posts but this one.
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